Julia Fierro
Julia Fierro's novel, Cutting Teeth, is about the complicated (and often comical) contemporary parenting experience, and was one of the most anticipated debuts of Spring 2014. The Boston Globe calls Cutting Teeth "a fresh perspective on the journey of parenting that is at once modern and timeless," and Booklist says, "Readers won't be able to look away."

Julia's work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Poets & Writers, Glamour, Flavorwire, and other publications, and she has been profiled in the L Magazine, The Observer, and The Economist.

After graduating from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2,000 writers.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Entries by Julia Fierro

Aquella vez en que una foto de mi hija se hizo viral

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2014 | 3:53 AM

Si buscas en Google mood swing [es un juego de palabras; la expresión en español quiere decir cambio de humor, pero swing en inglés también significa columpio], la primera imagen que aparece es la de mi hija. Está montada en un columpio y su cara hace una mueca enfurruñada. Está...

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Als das Foto meiner Tochter um die Welt ging

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 11:36 AM

Wenn Sie bei Google „mood swing" (deutsch: Stimmungsumschwung) eingeben, zeigt das erste Bild, das Sie sehen, meine Tochter. Sie sitzt auf einer Schaukel und verzieht ihr Gesicht zu einem mürrischen Schmollen. Sie spielt es für die Kamera. Sie will damit Zorn darstellen. Aber die meisten der Millionen von Menschen auf...

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That Time a Photo of My 2-Year-Old Daughter Went Viral

(31) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 1:51 PM

If you Google "mood swing," the first image you'll see is my daughter. She's in a playground swing, her face scrunched up in a grumpy pout. She is playing for the camera. It's an impersonation of anger. But most of the millions of people around the world who've seen the...

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Dysfunctional Parents in Fiction: The Mothers and Fathers We Love to Hate

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Why are readers so fascinated by fiction's infamous dysfunctional parents? Mothers and fathers who disappoint, coerce, betray, abuse and, on occasion, murder their own flesh and blood in the pages of our favorite reads. Readers who are parents themselves may look at the terrible choices these parents make and think,...

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The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 11:15 AM

I've been banned from all the online mommy message boards since the end of 2009 -- Yoube.mom.com, Urbanbaby.com, even the seemingly benign Babycenter.com chat forums.

To be clear, I've banned myself, with the second opinion of my husband, who, at the...

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